Harris hustles to Hagerstown IMCA RaceSaver win

Jerald Harris hustled all the way to the checkers in Saturday’s IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event at Hagerstown Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines)

By Jim Haines

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (April 20, 2024) – Jerald Harris finished the race right where he started it: At the front.

Harris led the distance of Saturday’s IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event at Hagerstown Speedway, in the first of five races at the Maryland oval co-sanctioned by the Virginia Sprint Series and Laurel Highland Sprint Series.

After running second in his heat, Harris and Jay Fry paced the 25-car field to green with Harris out first before Fry got too high in the loose stuff and spun to a stop. On the second start, Harris was out again with Dylan Shatzer now in second followed by Caleb Harris, John Scarborough and Ben Miklos.

Following another caution, Harris and Shatzer were joined by Scarborough and Caleb Harris.

The leader was stretching it out with Shatzer and Scarborough battling for second and behind them it was sprinters swapping every spot every lap.

A stalled car slowed the field bunching it up as the end was near but Harris took off and left second place up for grabs.

Harris led the field to the white flag in traffic and as Shatzer made his way to turn one it all went wrong as he and a lap car touched, sending both to a stop.

On the restart, Harris took off with Scarborough on his tail but it would be a charge that came up a car length short at the stripe as Harris took the win. At the line it was Harris with the win ahead of Scarborough, Jeff Paulson, Dale Schweikert and Daren Bolac.

Next it’s back to Winchester Speedway in Virginia on Saturday, April 27 for another Virginia Sprint Series Laurel Highlands Sprint Series race night 

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